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2013 DAMN THE TORPEDOES (Sparkling)

We wanted a red wine that we could drink on a summer evening on the deck eating a steak…something that wasn’t a Rosé.

We had always been fans of lambrusco on the drier side, so we thought, “why not go that direction”? It’s a blend of Farrm Vineyard Merlot and earlier picked Petit Verdot, gussied up with a bit of Finger Lakes Pinot Noir.

Out of the gate this is all sorts of strawberry preserves and only gets to darker fruit, until you take a swig and it starts to dance. It’s a fun wine that will confound, which makes it more fun, like that crazy girl from high school everyone had a crush on.
Don’t over-chill it. This wine definitely changes as you let it sit out, we’ve even heard of folks decanting it, to which we say, decant on!

We like to drink it with anything from the grill. Blend: 60% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 20% Pinot Noir
Fermentations: wild yeast & bacteria
Barrel aging: 5 months in 228 gallon oak cask
Bottled: March 31, 2014
Production: 148 cases

2013 DAMN THE TORPEDOES (Sparkling)